HOW CAN I CONVINCE MY BOSS?
"The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay."
— Henry Ford, Founder, Ford Motor Company
How can I convince my boss to send me to Global Scrum Gathering London?
You’re ready to expand your mindset, gather tools, insights, and inspiration to help your organization grow and thrive with Agile and Scrum. The next step is to convince your boss to send you to the next Global Scrum Gathering.
To bolster your confidence, here are some tips to tell your boss to reinforce your case.
Before you approach your boss, be prepared to present your goals, plans, and cost estimates.
- Creating Better ScrumMasters
- Creating Better Product Owners
- Creating Better Teams
- Creating Better Leaders
Lastly, spell out the estimated cost to attend.
Here’s some sample verbiage to use as you compose the letter to your supervisor. Good luck!
Global Scrum Gathering, presented by Scrum Alliance®, is taking place 8-10 October in London. I would very much like to attend because I believe it will benefit [NAME OF YOUR ORGANIZATION] in numerous ways.
Global Scrum Gatherings happen twice a year, once in North America and once in Europe. The Gathering is known for being one of the most distinguished industry events, with quality sessions and extensive learning opportunities. This event affords a great opportunity to network with hundreds of Agile and Scrum practitioners, make possible deals and/or learn from peers in an in-person setting.
With our current company goals and impediments that we’re dealing with, this is an opportunity for me to:
I have mapped out my agenda, so you can see what sessions I plan to attend.
[THIS IS A SAMPLE]
Session Name: Three Ways to Build a DevOps Culture Workshop
Presented by: Anil Jaising, Consultant at Nimblebydesign
At this workshop we will share the three ways to build a DevOps culture. The Three Ways are the key principles that all of the DevOps patterns can be derived from. The practices are designed based on real life scenarios and are geared toward software development organizations. Additionally, this workshop leverages key principles of TBR (Training from the Back of the room) by Sharon Bowman.
As I mentioned, Global Scrum Gathering London is presented by Scrum Alliance®, the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. This nonprofit association has certified more than 750,000 practitioners worldwide.
Here are the approximate investment costs (in USD):
Thank you for considering this investment in my professional training. I hope to have the opportunity to better myself and our organization. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to discuss.